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Nathan is coming off one of the best seasons of his career though the Rangers hold a $9 million option on him.
Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan is looking for a two-year deal if he becomes a free agent this offseason reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Drew Davison.
The Rangers do have a $9 million option on Nathan for 2014 but he finished 55 games this season. That mark allows him to void the option and become a free agent if he so chooses. Nathan says he is not sure if the team is planning on picking up his option or not.
"We’re ready either way and it’s no surprise that I’m going to try to look at getting at least a two-year deal" Nathan told reporters. "We’ll see if that can happen here in Texas but I don’t know which path they want to go down. Whichever direction they come to us we’re well prepared."
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The Texas Rangers have taken the first step towards filling their coaching vacancies for 2014.
Texas has tabbed Tim Bogar to be the team's new bench coach, replacing Jackie Moore.
Bogar spent the 2013 season as the manager for the Los Angeles' Angels Double A team in Arkansas. He spent four years (2009-2012) coaching in Boston, working as the bench coach, first-base coach...
Tim Bogar has been hired as bench coach for the Texas Rangers.
Bogar replaces Jackie Moore, who was fired along with first base coach Dave Anderson after the Rangers missed the playoffs for the first time in four seasons.
The Rangers announced Bogar's hiring Monday.
Bogar, a former major league infielder, spent this season as manager at Double-A Arkansas. He was previously...
When then-Minnesota Twins closer Joe Nathan missed all of 2010 to surgery, many wondered if he would remain a dominant closer when he returned. In 2011, Nathan showed that he could when he saved 14 games in 17 opportunities. He then became fully healthy again, and before the 2012 season, he signed with the Texas Rangers and proved that he is still, indeed, a dominant closer. In his...
By reaching 55 games finished this season Joe Nathan got the ability to decline his 2014 option and T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers expect the veteran closer to do exactly that.
Nathan would be turning down $9.5 million for 2014 but he’s looking for a multi-year deal and even at age 38 he’s been dominant enough to warrant it on the open market. Nathan saved...